Supplier Quality Engineer

Quality Shenzhen, China


Description

Position at Enphase Energy

SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER

Location: Shanghai, China

 

The successful candidate will be serving as quality engineer on site responsible for ensuring that the supply chain and contract manufacturing companies develop their process in line Enphase procedures and verify their systems to ensure they are compliant with the Enphase policies.

Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for delivering all aspects of the Quality function on an on-going basis in line with the Quality Management System to ensure that the business’ products and services meet customer expectations. Responsible for ensuring that suppliers continue to develop and implement best practice that emphasize for continuous improvements and continue to meet quality standards required to minimize quality costs and maximize customer satisfaction whilst ensuring that procedures and processes are adhered to.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to implement best practice quality methodologies at the site for all functions.
  • Develop a quality vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to ensure that the inherent quality function is built into each step of the product.
  • Oversee NPI through product release in the factory to ensure all quality steps are performed and meet the requirements for sustainable quality.  Utilize the Stage Gate criteria to drive and report achievement of the quality metrics (PPAP, FAI, etc.)
  • Ensure end to end quality procedures for raw materials, through manufacturing, testing, and shipment.
  • Ensure that the production process has built in reactions to “stop the line” per the outlined criteria.  Oversee the process to ensure that lot scoping, containment, and/or “stop ship” is executed, if necessary, per each occurrence.
  • Jointly develop presentation with CM/supplier for weekly quality meetings to ensure we are driving quality defect reduction in-process at each step utilizing pareto analysis, root cause analysis, and corrective actions.
  • Promote the use of techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Provide quality reports including KPIs to executives weekly
  • Issue internal CARS or SCARs to ensure 8D problem solving is applied to quality issues affecting production, provide oversight to ensure 8D completion.
  • Support Purchasing with the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities                    and Health, Safety and Environmental risks & participate in the stage gate review of new projects
  • Responsible for supplier audits, PPAP & Advance product quality planning (APQP)
  • Evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain
  • Develop and manage the Supplier Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and work with Engineering team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
  • Ensure compliance and assist with adherence to the Quality Management System (TS16949/ISO9001)
  • Share lessons learned & best practice with suppliers
  • Manage the changes with suppliers through change management process
  • Manage the reporting of Ongoing Reliability Testing. Ensure product sampling frequency, reaction to abnormal product performance, removal and failure analysis is performed timely.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Engineering (Electrical/ Electronics/Industrial/Mechanical)
  • 10+ years’ experience in Quality
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills with ability to summarize in English
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Significant experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment (preferably automotive) in Quality
  • Six Sigma/Lean skills, implementation knowledge on continuous improvement
  • Experienced in dealing with customers and suppliers